Japanese racehorse Buchiko has developed a huge following with fans all over the world – but not because of how she’s been performing as a racehorse. Her popularity comes down to her unique and rare coat.
Buchiko has an interesting heritage: her father is American hall-of-famer Sunday Silence and her mother is the completely-white Shiryukihime (which means snow white). Despite both horses having had successful racing careers, it’s their offspring’s coat that is drawing attention worldwide.
‘Buchiko’ is a Japanese name that means ‘dappled child’ – a reference to the patterns that have made her famous. The spotted coat that has inspired so much adoration is a rare genetic result of her parents. When Buchiko races, she is recorded as a ‘white’ horse but her gaining popular suggestions she much more than that.
5 Ways a Steel Shed Protects Your Assets from Fire Hazard
Victorian farmers and rural property owners all have one thing in common during the hot dry season: risk and exposure to bushfires and grassfires.
Fire is a very real threat to all of us, and awareness has obviously increased hugely since the Black Saturday disaster. But are those of us who are subjected to risk doing all we can to improve our fire plan and preparedness?
One simple method, often overlooked, is to ensure our assets are protected by a steel frame shed. Steel is sturdy and fire-retardant, and regardless of the nature or intended use of the shed, it ensures your assets are stored in a central, landmarked location.
Whether its machinery and equipment, feed or stock, the advantages of having your assets stored under a roof are huge:
1. Should your property become subject to the thread of fire, it’s so much easier to protect a central, pinpointed location and confined area.
2. It is easier for you to maintain the surroundings, keep the grass slashed and immediate area clear of fuel, and ensure adequate water storage nearby.
3. There will be easy access for vehicles to gain entrance to and protect the location in adverse circumstances.
4. Your assets are also protected from the conditions a fire can produce; ash, embers, smoke and heat that can all cause excessive damage. A roof and/or walls offer a certain shield from these elements, and can also help to keep stock calm.
5. Furthermore, a sturdy steel frame and cladding have a much higher fire-retardant rating than many of the older style timber frame and beam sheds that can be found around Victoria.
If you can fit yourself into the group of Victorians that live under the summer fire threat, and are interested in increasing your chances of protecting your rural assets from risk of fire, you can contact Central Steel Build for advice and assistance.
Contact Central for a free consultation, advice on your property setup/possible site location for a shed, and an obligation free quote. 1300 955 608, or visit centralbuild.localdev.highbrow.com.au
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6 Of The World’s Best Warehouse Conversions
Warehouses are used today by creative individuals who love industrial style. Check out these six amazing buildings who have been turned from any old factory or warehouse into something original and interesting.
Melbourne architecture is becoming more creative and different everyday. The industrial style has been taken to enthusiastically by melbournites and can be seen more frequently throughout the city. This house in Fitzroy North is named House in a Warehouse and was built by Splinter Society Architecture.
This house was originally a furniture factory that was converted into a home with modern Japanese design. The house was completed in 2016.
Holding the history of the Industrial Revolution, London is the perfect place to express Industrial Style. This converted ironworks showcases the original Gothic windows, brickwork, industrial staircase and exposed steel beams.
This stunning rebuild is located in Waterloo. It falls easily under the category of a luxury dwelling complimented by the authentic industrial style.
This 465 square meter industrial site was turned into a family home by the addition of timber boxes to create private rooms. The bow-string shaped roof has been restored and filled with sky lights.
New York, USA
A building constructed in 1884, used for packing caviar has been refurbished into a stunning residence by the Andrew Franz Architects. The home features exposed timber beams and the original roof joists.